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9 Year Old Chance Of A Lifetime With U2  
User currently offlineskysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 12
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

Just read this article about a 9 year old from the UK who was given the chance to ride along in a chase car as a U2 touched down at RAF Fairford.

Lucky bugger

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-17271619


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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

Lucky kid. I would love to see a U-2 in action some time - wonder if Beale AFB is having an open day this year?

User currently offlineskysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3569 times:

There's a few things I miss about the UK, fish and chips and the pub being 2 of them but what I really miss is the 4 day RIAT stay I used to religiously do each year. I'm sure you can imagine my airshow drought living in Ontario, Canada!

Stu



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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1204 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3516 times:
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Quoting skysurfer (Reply 2):
I'm sure you can imagine my airshow drought living in Ontario, Canada!

At least I was able to see the ones at the CNE, Hamilton, London and Trenton...
But now I live in Oslo   

Scooter01



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User currently offlineskysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 3):
At least I was able to see the ones at the CNE, Hamilton, London and Trenton...

Lucky you, i'm jealous! My last show was the CNE but it was pretty pale to be honest and I managed a London show many moons ago but now there's practically nothing! We're the airshow outcasts!

Cheers



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User currently offlinegeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

[quote=skysurfer,reply=2]There's a few things I miss about the UK, fish and chips and the pub being 2 of them but what I really miss is the 4 day RIAT stay I used to religiously do each year. I'm sure you can imagine my airshow drought living in Ontario, Canada!

Stu


Stu..........May I suggest a trip down to Dayton, Ohio to see the Dayton "Air Fair"....(or whatever they're calling it now)

The venue is the Dayton International Airport at Vandalia, Ohio, which is about 3 miles north of downtown Dayton.
You could also visit the Airforce Museum, (which is fantastic), which is just a few miles east of Vandalia, just off of I-70.

The Dayton show is really great.......the U.S.A.F. sends almost everything they have, and there are always a bunch more air show favorites performing.

Don't know just where you are in Ontario, but it's only a 4 hour drive from Dayton up to Detroit, and Ontario is right across the bridge.

Charley



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User currently offlineskysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Thanks Charley i'll be sure to keep that in mind! I'm in Kingston so i'm about 6 hours from Detroit and i'll have to gag and blindfold the missus to make it there  

Stu



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2442 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

I caught myself grinning throughout that story. How cool for her!   


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